The Secondary School Library at Panyaden International School was designed to create an inspiring, peaceful and comfortable atmosphere for teenage students to read and study. It provides traditional spaces with tables but also lounge like spaces with a more relaxed setting decorated with bean bags and pillows. The footprint is a circle with a central sunken pod featuring an eye to the sky through the skylight above, surrounded in concentric circles first by built-in small working tables and second by a bamboo archway that houses the main book shelve and study sections. These bookshelves will be radially oriented with various kinds of study spaces in between. The sunken pod with its cathedral like feeling is also popular for group discussions and readings. The library also houses 2 noise-insulated study rooms for group sessions and a small office for the librarian. The walls are made of earthen adobe bricks and the roof is made of bamboo. The bamboo roof is designed in 2 levels; the upper level is a reciprocal roof design with each structural bamboo culm supporting the next without need for supporting pillars. In the very top is a skylight cupola providing daylight to the whole library below. The library is equipped with state-of-the-art cooling and fresh air systems, that provide cool, clean and oxygenated air even during the burning season creating a positive pressure that prevents polluted air from entering when the door is opened. This system is also useful during other seasons as it continually provides fresh oxygen thus creating an optimal room climate for studying.